Perfume bottle

Object Number: 
1911.71
Date: 
1750-1775
Medium: 
Porcelain, metal (probably brass)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 in. ( 8.6 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Soft paste porcelain perfume bottle; pear-shaped body with metal cap (with pierced handle) attached with chain; cartouches enclosed by C-shaped scrolls, obverse decorated with pastoral scene of man and woman seated in front of tree, with mountains in far background, reverse decorated with bouquet of blue, orange, and purple flowers; pink painted scale decoration on sides; gilt foot.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Catherine Augusta DePeyster
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group